A few of my favorite faces captured throughout the year.
6. Glued on TV
TIFF was amazing. Last year I went out for 2 days at the end of the festival, not capturing many celebrities. This year I dedicated myself to 8 days, usually staying out for 6-12 hours each day. If you don’t count my back spasms, it was really quite fun.
9. Kathleen Robertson
I wasn’t sure who Kathleen at the time, but she makes the list because she’s so damn gorgeous.
8. Keanu Reeves
It was quite surreal watching Keanu walking towards us at the hotel. He stuck around for quite a while – signing, talking and laughing with us.
7. David Schwimmer
Someone told me I just missed David Schwimmer by a few minutes when I arrived at the hotel, making me very unhappy. When he came back, obviously I was ecstatic. David is exactly like Ross, very quiet and nice.
I decided to give in and do a few “Best of” lists that everyone seems to be doing around this time of year. I think they’re quite beneficial so you can see exactly what you’ve accomplished throughout the year, and hopefully push you to do more next year.
I’ll make a few postings with my favorite images I’ve captured from various events I’ve attended the year. Hope you like them as well 🙂 My first list is of the G20 protests and aftermath. While I think I could have covered the event better, I don’t have my gear insured, so I had to give myself limits.
6. Fence Harper
I got lucky that the man turned the sign so I could get the other side.
Loving couple gazing into each others eyes, right before going on a rampage – how romantic.
4. Wave For The Camera
Was I surprised when to see police recording the crowd? Not so much. What did surprise me was when they were pointing at me, followed by a few cops talking to themselves while looking at me. Looking away, then back at me.
Lunar eclipses aren’t really that special, there was on in June of this year, and another coming up in June of 2011. What made this one special was that it was the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern Winter Solstice since 1638, and the next time that will happen again will be in May of 2096 – defiantly a photo worthy event.
Arriving at Queens Park to photograph the CAPP Toronto Civil Liberties Day of Action protest, I saw that the turnout had declined from previous weeks rallies, so naturally was skeptic I would get any photos. I decided to head into the crowd just to make sure, and noticed a very familiar image being used on one of the fliers getting handed out.
Many people ask why I don’t care if my images get used without receiving payment. Quite simple: free advertising. Sure it’d be nice to get compensation for this image being used on a flier, but more important to me is having my name and website on the flier. So long it’s not used commercially, I enjoy when I see my images being put to good use.